I am Frank
Original title:
Jaz sem Frenk
Slovenian title:
Jaz sem Frenk
Country, year:
Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia, 2019
Directed by:
Metod Pevec
Metod Pevec, Ivo Trajkov
Marko Brdar
Mate Matišić
Voting code:
Janez Škof (Frenk), Valter Dragan (Brane), Katarina Cas (Ines), Mojca Partljic (Milka), Mojca Ribic (mati), Silva Cušin (Marjuta), Anja Novak (Sabina), Radko Polic (ocetov prijatelj), Uroš Smolej (Branetov odvetnik), Primož Pirnat (izvršitelj), Davor Janjic (Hasib), Maja Sever (sodnica), Nina Valic (Boža), Maruša Majer (policistka)
FSF Portorož 2019

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A transitional story about coming into a large inheritance and political ideologies that sever even the strongest family bonds.
Frank is late for his father's funeral. He is not much bothered as his father left when he and his brother were still very young. As different as chalk and cheese, it's as if each brother came from his own corner of the divided Slovenian society. Frank's younger brother is focused on personal success and well adapted to the liberal capitalist ideology. And Frank subscribes to the atavistic vestiges of communist ideas and socialist values. Had it not been for the unusual inheritance, they might have remained brothers; but this way they get entangled in a very typical Slovenian story.

"Although Frank is just a fictional main character, he almost literally knocked on my door one day. He didn't beat about the bush, but clearly expressed his idea that I make a film about him. Frankly speaking, he was accompanied by the smell of alcohol and pub tales. Even before I was able to raise sound objections, he began talking about his brother, his father, his beloved, about music and again about himself. /.../ It's probably no coincidence that I was making a documentary film, Home, at the time. There were a lot of Franks there, with uppercase or lowercase initials, as well as other names." (Metod Pevec)